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Eli Howard Surf School

San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92023
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Wave rider

I bought my out of town nephew (21 years old) surf lessons at Eli Howard. The experience was the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria M
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Best Surf School

We go every year and Emily and her crew are simply the best. They WILL get you looking like you... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
dovehollow
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Olivenhain, California
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San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my out of town nephew (21 years old) surf lessons at Eli Howard. The experience was the highlight of his trip. After 15 minutes of beach instruction with Taylor, my nephew got in the water and after 15 minutes he was catching waves...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We go every year and Emily and her crew are simply the best. They WILL get you looking like you have been riding waves like a native for much longer than a few surf lessons. Plus, you can get street cred with a photo to...More

Thank dovehollow
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

We absolutely loved this camp. Our 6 year old daughter started the week very unsure about surfing. I watched her confidence grow each day. By the end of camp, she was having a blast and riding wave after wave. We will be back next summer!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

These guys know their stuff. If you want to give your kids a fun camp to learn the basics of surfing and have a blast at the same time, this is your place. A family owned enterprise, Greg and Emily live and breathe this surf...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is our third year running with Eli Howard and our daughter loves it. Emily and the staff are amazing! We will be back next year for sure.

Thank hchutchison
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EliHoward, Public Relations Manager at Eli Howard Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Hey, thanks! We are always stoked to be in the water with her:) Don't forget that next summer registrations just opened on Small Business Saturday! Call us today!

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Everyone at Eli Howard is unbelievable! My daughter has been going to camp for six years...She learned to surf here when she was 6 years old and she's loved it ever since. The instructors are amazing! Not only are they talented surfers who manage to...More

Thank Tiffany S
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EliHoward, Public Relations Manager at Eli Howard Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Thanks a lot! We have had many great times with Kylie:) Maybe try the teen Overnight Surf Trip this year for a new & cool experience just for teens! As always we hope to see you at the beach soon!

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

My kids love this camp. They had a great time and caught tons of waves. The Eli Howard staff are excellent at helping the kids get the hang of surfing and make sure everyone is having success at standing up on their boards.

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Instruction was excellent - campers were active all the time - campgrounds are really neat - they put a lot of effort into accommodating my daughters vegan diet. Everyone was very nice - and they were very inclusive and welcoming. My daughter will most definitely...More

Thank OntheStreetRepeat
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EliHoward, Guest Relations Manager at Eli Howard Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Thanks so much! The Teen Overnight Surf Trip is awesome & we're glad she had a great time:) Those trips have a lot going on unlike any of our other programs we offer. Don't forget that we just opened next summer's registration on Small Business...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our daughters, Bella and Dulce, attended this year's camp and they had a wonderful time. the instructors were all very kind and helpful. I would recommend this camp to anyone! We intend to come back again next year! Overall, a very positive and enjoyable experience....More

Thank mlaiss
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

We went to Eli Howard surf school on our spring break, and I don't have anything negative to say about it except I wish it was longer. The teaching quality was amazing, and the instructors took care in our instruction. Emily was greatly involved in...More

Thank Geordan N
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